A New Graduate’s Perspective on The Move

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu (MGM ’17), Guest Writer The morning after I graduated from Thunderbird, I woke up to the news that the campus I had come to love would be moving downtown. I was sad to hear about the move, and I spent that day depressed instead of basking in the joy of having just […]

A Leadership Crisis in Africa

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer The more things change, the more things stay the same. That I think could be the best way to describe the current leadership crisis on the African continent.  In the past few days, we have seen a major change in Zimbabwe, with Robert Mugabe leaving power and office after 37 […]

Thunderbird Toastmasters: Public Speaking Revival

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer On Thursday, Nov. 30 the Thunderbird Toastmasters club will be hosting its final event of the semester by having a Speechathon at Yount 100.  The club has come a long way since October 2016, when Belinda Chiu (MGM, 17), Andrew Cohen (MGM ’17) and Rachel An (MGM ’17) began the […]

ThunderCares: “Representing the Best of Thunderbird”

This past Saturday, 37 Thunderbird students gathered together at the Pub as early as 7am and 8am, to meet up before heading to either the Japanese Friendship Garden or  St. Vincent De Paul for the ThunderCares event of the semester. At St. Vincent De Paul, the students volunteered by putting  together and packaging peanut butter […]

5 Reasons Why I am Glad I Chose Thunderbird

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Graduation is around the corner, and so ends my time at Thunderbird. It seems like it was only yesterday when I moved to campus full of trepidation yet excitement. However, it has been a couple of months since I arrived campus on the 2nd of January this year. I am […]

Why Many Africans Do Not Celebrate Halloween

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Growing up in Nigeria and living in both Zambia and Kenya, Halloween was not a commonly celebrated holiday. This is in contrast with Christmas and Easter (the Christian holidays), Eid Al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (Muslim Holidays), and other traditional festivals that are widely celebrated by the practitioners of each of […]

Bellesa Africa: From Business Books to Makeup Looks

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer This week we continue the series on young African entrepreneurs by featuring Kangai Mwiti, a Kenyan who started her YouTube channel Bellesa Africa about six years ago. Kenya is one of the big economic giants in Africa which has in recent years been driven by a growing entrepreneurial middle class with […]

Maximizing Your Career Fair Adventure

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Over the past few weeks, students here at Thunderbird have gone to the different career fairs: some attended the ASU career fairs closer to home, while others went as far as Philadelphia for the NMBAA/Prospanica Career Fair. I was one of those who made the long journey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, […]

Live and Blossom: Introducing Whole Foods Back to Lagos

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Africa and Africans don’t always get a chance to tell their own stories. However, many African countries are now emerging markets that attract the world’s attention. Many of the people taking advantage of this are young people from the continent. This is the first part of a series on young […]

How to Deal with Culture Shock

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Culture shock according to Merriam-Webster is “a sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate preparation.” Culture shock can be a very scary experience, for those who travel outside of their home country for school […]